Taggy for Evernote
By Philip Brocoum
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Taggy makes your Evernote tags function as you want them to: hierarchically.
Search YouTube for "Taggy for Evernote" to see a 5 minute video demonstration of this app, or simply click the support link on this page.
For many people, it's annoying that searching for a tag in Evernote does not find notes filed under child tags. Taggy solves this problem. Essentially, Taggy iterates over all of your notes, looks at their tags, and auto-tags them with their parent tags as well.
Example tags: food -> dessert -> donuts
Clicking "Hierarchify" will change notes tagged with "donuts" to be tagged with all three: "food, dessert, donuts." Clicking "Un-Hierarchify" will change notes tagged with "food, dessert, donuts" to be tagged with just "donuts."
Using this tagging scheme which Taggy creates for you automatically, organizing your tags into a tree structure will make them act that way during searches.
As an avid Evernote user myself, I made this tool to help Evernote work better for me and it has allowed me to be more productive with my notetaking. I hope that it helps you as well!
FYI: This app requires that you have Evernote installed. You can find Evernote for free right here in the Mac App Store.
A bare-bones app, but a godsend nonetheless!
Since Evernote stubbornly refuses to implement an option for tag inheritance, I was euphoric when I found this app. And it does just what I need. If you're an Evernote user and use tags actively, you probably want this app.
I think it is a good thing that the app doesn't have unnecessary bells and whistles, but it does currently lack a couple of things that would make it a lot better (thus the 4- rather than 5-star rating):
- Most crucially: There is no option to "hierarchify" ALL notebooks. You have to do it for each one separately, which is a pain if you have a lot of notebooks.
- Less important: There is no progress bar, or any indication of when it's working. Not so important, but would make the app look a lot better.
I’ll stick with Bubble Browser, thank you
First off, I did not actually perform the operation. For the small price of the app, I was able to read the description of their shoddy workaround and determine that it would turn the amazing interactive tag cloud produced by aforementioned app into a cluttered mess. If you need to interact with and depend on all your tags within the Evernote app itself, then maybe this is suitable for you, but finding all those connections in a dynamic graphical display is more helpful for me when I’m using my hoard of research to annotate passages of my writing.
Unless I’m missing something, this only works for notes already created. New notes, or should I say newly tagged notes, do not have the hierarcal support.